Atlanta, Ga-based AFC Enterprises, franchisor and operator of restaurants, bakeries and cafes in the US, Puerto Rico and 33 foreign countries, has appointed Felise Glantz Kissell as director of investor relations and finance.

In this new position, Kissell will develop, implement and communicate a strategic investor relations plan in conjunction with management's already existing outreach practice.

"Kissell brings great perspective to AFC based on her tremendous industry knowledge and experience in working with the investment community," said Gary Hunt, VP and treasurer at AFC. "While she was with Thomson Financial last year she assisted us in completing our IPO, which turned out to be one of the most successful IPO's in 2001, so she also has a fairly comprehensive understanding of AFC."

Prior to joining AFC, Kissell was a Senior Advisor with Thomson Financial Corporate Group in New York. Kissell also worked with many Fortune 500 and Dow 30 companies, advising on ways to best maximise investor relations efforts.